Ring opts for free agency


Via Anthony McCarron, lefty reliever Royce Ring has elected to become a free agent, which is his right after being outrighted off the 40-man roster earlier this week. Ring spent most of the season with Triple-A Scranton and wasn’t able to grab hold of the second lefty reliever’s job in a brief September tryout (2.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 2 K). Make sure you check out our Organizational Depth Chart to see where the roster presently sits. It’s pretty bleak at the moment.

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  1. Good bye, fair prince. We hardly knew ye.

    Wait what?

  2. Anthony Murillo says:

    No big loss.

  3. Ted Nelson says:

    “It’s pretty bleak at the moment.”

    The LHRP depth or overall depth?

    • Overall, the depth is okay, but it should/needs to be improved.

      If one of Gardner, Swisher, or Granderson get injured… you have Golson and Colin Curtis.

      The catching depth is fine, but the Yankees will likely look for another Chad Moeller just in case.

      The Infield depth is shaping up with Nunez ready, and Adams and Laird almost there if need be.

      We all know what’s up with the Rotation and Bullpen, those need to be a bit deeper.

  4. bonestock94 says:

    With this news, 2011 = rebuilding year

  5. Tom Zig says:

    Looks at the depth chart under LHRP

    Who the hell is Steve Garrison?

  6. Ted Nelson says:

    I just think this is one of those spoiled Yankees fans things… Probably 20 team’s fans would kill to go into the season with the Yankees’ current (pre-offseason) depth…

    If Montero is your primary C and has a decent rookie season, the only real hole in the line-up is Nunez… but most SS stink offensively.

    CC, Hughes, Burnett, Joba, Nova, Robertson, Logan… lots of guys getting into the high minors. Obviously the Yankees will add more pitching and ML pitching depth is a noticeable weakness, but it’s not awful.

    If an OFer gets hurt, Laird isn’t the worst option. Plenty of weaker teams might have pushed him to AAA earlier and be looking for him to start the season in the bigs next season after the year he had.

    Obviously the Yankees will make some changes (and any team would probably add some pitching and a 4th OFer to the current depth chart, even if they were up against their budget), but I’ll take it.

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